Considered as one of Germany’s most dynamic and innovative metropolitan region for high tech development, automotive and mechanical engineering companies and their suppliers, many world leaders such as Mercedes Benz, Robert Bosch GmbH and Porsche make Stuttgart the world’s foremost centre of expertise.
As the state capital of Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart is a very livable city with an excellent transportation infrastructure, connecting to all major European economic centres via its growing high-speed rail network. The city has a total population of over 620,000 people, which makes it the sixth largest city in Germany. Its urban and metro area have over 2.7 million people and 5.3 million residents respectively, making it the fourth largest in the country. More than 40% of its population hails from overseas. The city and its region have been ramping up efforts to bring in foreign investment, and also promoting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) development.
Baden-Württemberg has the second-lowest unemployment rate, which currently stands at 3,4% (2017), compared to 5,5% nationwide.
Strong economic growth, increasing housing demand and limited supply have contributed to the continuous strong rises of property prices in Stuttgart. In addition, a lack of attractive investment alternatives has led to more private investors putting their capital into real estate investments, which drives up the prices even further.
Looking at the development of the local property market, the average asking price for condominium apartments have reached to €4,250/sqm in the first half of 2018, achieving a growth rate of 11% over the past 5 years. Newly built houses in prime locations around the city center can even cost €7,350 per sqm. According to a market report by Engel & Voelkers, the most expensive locations have even achieved prices of up to €11.500 per sqm.
The average rental prices have risen to €14.40/sqm per month, an increase of 6.3% year over year. Rent in prime locations in the city centre climbed to €25.30/sqm per month, up by 16% year over year. The average price of single-family homes reached to €750,575, and can cost up to €4,1 million for houses in some of the most exclusive locations.
A strong labour market and housing shortage will be the key contributors to rising real estate prices in Stuttgart. Since the city is located in a basin, it limits its potential for expansion. Therefore, supply will remain limited in the long term. Even though more than 100 hectares of plots are expected to be available for new commercial and residential projects with the construction of a new underground railway station, these plots will not be available until 2024 at the earliest. As a result, both asking and rental prices are expected to increase continuously over the next few years, which could make it an attractive investment for both local as well as foreign investors.
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Germany's strong economic growth has resulted in price increases across German cities: On average the prices doubled in the last 10 years. Rents also follow the house price development in Germany: the average increase amounts to 50% between 2008 and 2018.
In Stuttgart, the average annual property prices per square meter has increased from €1,900 in 2008 to €4,250 in 2018. Meanwhile, the average rent prices per square meter also increased €8.80 from in 2008 to €14.40 in 2018.
LoanLink is a German mortgage broker, and we specialize in helping international clients get mortgage that fits their personal and financial circumstances . If you want to purchase a property in Stuttgart, we can guide you through every step of the process. Our professional Stuttgart mortgage broker team will advise you in English, Chinese, Russian and German, and our online platform will find the best mortgage rates from among 400+ regional and global German banks.
You can access our online platform any day of the week, at any time, to find help with a German mortgage. Besides, we offer a wide range of mortgage calculators that can show you how much you can borrow and afford, and what your property purchase fees may be. And best of all, our resources are in English and are completely free.
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When buying a property in Stuttgart, you always have to pay for additional fees, such as real estate tax, real estate agent fees, notary costs etc. In Germany, real estate purchase fees may be up to 15% of the property’s purchase price. Similar to a downpayment, purchase fees should be covered by the buyer’s own equity instead of a bank mortgage. In Stuttgart, the approximate additional purchase fees are as follow:
Real estate tax: 5%
Real estate agent fees: 3.57%
Notary costs: 2%
Total costs: 10.57%
For more information in regards to the additional fees you would pay when buying a property in Stuttgart, please check out our mortgage calculators for a more accurate calculation.
As soon as your initial mortgage expires, you have two options. On one hand, you can choose to pay off the entire mortgage at once. Otherwise, you can refinance at current market interest rates with your current bank or a new lender. In most cases, refinancing with a new lender results in better rates for you.
We can help you to identify the best refinancing deal from 400+ partner banks.
Generally, lenders require information about your personal and financial situation. Some of the documents you will need include:
To list all documents you may need, please find a Complete document checklist on our blog.
In essence, a mortgage broker is an intermediary who brokers mortgage loans on behalf of individuals. We compare the mortgage products with an algorithm that spots the best deal for you. Accordingly, you can either visit us in Berlin or Frankfurt or you can simply use our online application process. It’s all digital!